Suspect charged

“Healer” charged with murder of family of 5 in Fiji

Fiji Police said the accused who is a holder of PR status in New Zealand has been charged with five counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

The suspect who is alleged to be a “healer” will be produced at the Nadi Magistrates Court today.

The bodies of a 63-year-old Nirmal Kumar, his 54-year-old wife Usha Devi, their 34-year-old daughter, Nileshni Kajal and her two daughters aged Sana, 11, and Samara, 8 were found in the Nausori Highlands on 26 August 2019.

A one-year-old girl was also found crawling at the scene.

Suspect charged with theft as a servant found carrying marijuana during interrogation in Samoa

The accused was seen on video footage from CCTV cameras in the company’s carpark allegedly hiding two boxes of canned tuna in a rubbish bin.

The owner of the company reported the matter to police and the suspect was taken in for question.

“The owner called the police and we were able to apprehend him for questioning. We brought him in and did a proper search first before the interviews had begun,” said Police spokesperson Sua Le Mamea Tiumalu.

During questioning, Police allegedly found two rolls of leaves believed to be marijuana in the suspect’s pocket.